…Needs a tenant! Those of us who kept watch on the renovation all last winter—picturing ourselves sampling Copper River Salmon while sipping sauvignon blanc on the outdoor deck—hope that will be happening soon! Suzy Eckhardt bought this “beautiful space,” an abandoned house on Main Street dating back to the railroad days in Gardiner, about five years ago with the intent of finding someone else to run it, as she has the Village Market, only this time as a full restaurant. She did not gut the building as she wanted to retain the intimacy of the original family residence. This is reflected in the cozy bar and fireplace just inside the entrance, as well as the main double dining room. The stairs to the private dining room remain in their original place. A new roof, siding and windows have been added to the exterior.
As Suzy notes, “Anyone driving on Main Street, especially on a weekend, will find the local restaurants packed.” She wants to attract not just diners seeking a destination, but people passing by. “The more good restaurants we have, the more people we will have looking for one!”
Suzy would like to thank her new neighbors, Peggy and Dick Matice, who have been “just lovely, patient neighbors.” Now, all we need is a tenant and then the work will be completed and we can all raise our glasses!!